General BTTI in Portland, OR — May 11-13, 2018

Behavior Therapy Training Institute in Portland, OR

In-Depth 3-Day Training Program in State-of-the-Art Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD

May 11 – 13, 2018

Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204-1296


Alec Pollard, PhD
Director, Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders, Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute
Professor Emeritus of Community and Family Medicine, Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO

Jim Hancey, MD
Director of the Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, Oregon Health and Sciences University
Director of the OCD, Oregon Health and Sciences University
Portland, OR

Robert McLellarn, PhD
Psychologist at Anxiety and Panic Treatment Center
Portland, OR

John Piacentini, PhD, ABBP
Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences,UCLA School of Medicine
Director of the Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program, UCLA Semel Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Gerald Tarlow, PhD
Director of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Program at Psychological Care & Healing Center
Los Angeles, CA

Barbara Van Noppen, PhD, LCSW
Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

Robin Zasio, PsyD, LCSW
Director of the Anxiety Treatment Center
Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center
Sacramento, CA

Click Here for the Program Agenda

Training Cost

The cost of registration for all three days is $500, which includes the cost of continuing education credits.

BTTI Learning Objectives

1. Participants will be able to accurately diagnose Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

2. Participants will be able to design and implement Cognitive Behavioral interventions for OCD, particularly exposure and response prevention.

3. Participants will understand the role of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of OCD and will have knowledge of the agents used in its treatment.

4. Participants will be able to develop treatment plans for children and adolescents who have OCD.

5. Participants will understand comorbidity and the Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum and treatment applications therein.

6. Participants will be able to develop a plan to aid individuals with treatment resistant OCD including the use of Motivational Interviewing techniques and other strategies for managing treatment resistant OCD and OC Spectrum Disorders.

7. Participants will apply knowledge gained in the educational portion of the institute during small group studies of case examples.

Continuing Education

This program is sponsored by the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), Inc. This program has been approved by NBCC for NBCC Credit. The IOCDF is solely responsible for all aspects of the program (NBCC Approval #SP-2490).

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886509959) for 21 continuing education contact hours.

IOCDF is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IOCDF maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 21 CE credits for psychologists.

Attendance Requirements

Trainees must attend all three days of the BTTI in order to receive a CE certificate. Trainees must also complete three follow-up phone calls with a designated BTTI faculty member in order to be considered a graduate of this program and to receive a certificate of completion.

Attending a BTTI session is a benefit of Professional Membership with the IOCDF and all registered attendees must have an active professional membership to attend. To check the status of your membership, email or call (617) 973-5801.

Click here to join or renew online or call the office to join or renew over the phone. Those registered attendees who do not have an active membership by the time of the training will have the card used to purchase the registration charged for the $125 membership fee for the year. If you have any questions about your membership or about this policy, please feel free to contact us. There will be no exceptions to these requirements

At the time of registration, you will be asked to upload a copy of your license and a completed Clinician Participant Attestation of Understanding form. Please note, we do not accept an emailed form ahead of the registration. The form can be found below:

BTTI 2018 Attestation Form

Local Hotel

We have booked a room block at the Portland Hilton Downton with a discounted rate of $179, excluding taxes and fees. In order to make a reservation under the room block, please call the hotel at +1- 503-226-1611 and reference the group name “International OCD Foundation”.

Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204-1296

Local Transportation

Attendees who are flying in for the BTTI should fly to Portland International Airport. After leaving the airport, take I-205 SOUTH and exit onto I-84 WEST. At the end of I-84 West you will reach a junction of I-5 North and South. Go SOUTH toward Salem (to your left). Immediately follow the City Center signs to cross the Morrison Bridge. Head STRAIGHT through the traffic light near the end of the bridge onto SW Washington St, go 1 block then turn LEFT onto 3rd Ave. Take 3rd Ave 6 blocks then turn RIGHT onto SW Main St. Take Main 3 blocks and turn RIGHT onto 6th Ave, our front doors are on left.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

If accepted, you understand that this registration fee is non-refundable. There will be no exceptions for medical, travel, or professional emergencies.